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Antoninus Augustus: (Gale, Thomas, ed.:) Antonini iter Britanniarum commentariis illustratum Thom? Gale, S. T. P. nuper Decani Ebor. opus posthumum revisit, auxit, edidit R. G. Accessit anonymi Ravennatis Britanni? chorographia, Cum Autographo Regis Galliae Mso. & codice Vaticano collata; Adjiciuntur conjecturae plur Londini: impensis M. Atkins in Coemeterio D. Pauli, 1709. 4to., pp. [ii], x, viii, 151, [xvii] + folding map + 2 further plates. Many illustrations in the text, errata and Atkin's catalogue at rear. Some odd leaves (eg. I3) a bit toned, old repair to title-page possibly where a name has been cut out, closed tear to map repaired with dots of glue. Contemporary dark brown speckled calf blind-tooled boards, recently rebacked with red label and a monogram (possibly FAB) at tail of spine, edges sprinkled red, hinges repaired. A few small scuffs, small patch repair to leather near bottom edge, corners repaired, endpapers a bit foxed, still very good. Armorial bookplate with the motto 'Manners Maketh Man' to front paste-down. 'M. Clarke, Stockton' inked in an old hand, and a pencilled signature with the surname Bennet, both to ffep. The British section of The Antonine Itinerary, with commentary by Thomas Gale. ESTC T90299; Lowndes 54.   Ref: 54408  show full image..
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Appian: (Davies, John, trans.:) The History of Appian of Alexandria, in two parts. The first consisting of the Punick, Syrian, Parthian, Mithridatick, Illyrian, Spanish, and Hannibalick Wars. The Second containing five books of the Civil Wars of Rome... The third edition. London: Printed for John Amery at the Peacock, [...], 1679 Folio, 2 parts in 1, pp. [xiv], 251, [i], 273, [ii]. Title in red and black, woodcut initials and ornaments. First and last four leaves a bit browned and dampstained at margins, title frayed at fore-edge, light age browning throughout, occasional slight marginal foxing, 2B2-3 soiled, long clean tear from fore-edge of 4h2 extending along blank margin. Contemporary full calf, single blind ruled, rebacked with original spine onlaid, scattered loss to covers from binding acid. Modern bookplate of Fox Pointe Collection to front pastedown. The first edition of the second English translation of Appian of Alexandria's important 'Historia Romana'. Written in the 2nd century AD, it spans the origins of Rome to the end of the Republic, with a detailed account of the Civil Wars, which here constitutes the second part. This translation, originally attributed to John Dryden, was produced by John Davies (1627-93) of Kidwelly. After studying at Oxford and Cambridge, and spending some time in France, he was employed by London booksellers as a translator from Latin and French. This copy was in the Fox Pointe Manor Library, a rich collection of 17th-century English imprints gathered by Dr Howard Knohl. ESTC R13368; Hoffmann I, 280.   Ref: 53761  show full image..
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Apuleius, Lucius (Price, John, ed.:) Metamorphoseos Libri XI cum Annotationibus Uberioribus [...] Goudae [Gouda]: Typis Gulieli vander Hoeve, 1650. 2 parts in 1. 8vo., pp. [vi], 262, [ii], 758, [lxvi] + portait plate. Additional engraved title-page included in pagination. Latin text, with references and quotations in Greek. With index and final corrigenda leaf. Device to title-page, woodcut initials. A few very tiny marginal annotations. Slightly toned, ink spotting to some pages sometimes affecting a few letters, paper flaw to bottom margin leaf O2 (2nd part). Contemporary vellum, three black labels letters in gilt to spine, edges slightly overlapped, all edges red. Vellum quite yellowed, some darker staining to spine and rear board but sound. Price's variorum edition, described by Dibdin alongside the Leiden edition of 1614 as follows: "These are valuable editions and sell high: especially the latter [i.e. this 1650 edition]. They contain the excellent observations of Is. Casaubon, 'In Apologiam' [first published 1594] (whose remarks on the Editio princeps of Apuleius are not perhaps generally known,) the various readings of J. Pyrrhus, and the annotations of Beroaldus and Gruter. The latter edition, which is now an exceedingly scarce volume, contains, in addition to the foregoing matter, the annotations of Pricaeus 'in Apologiam,' and the edition usually goes by the name of the latter [?]." Dibdin I, 285; Graesse I, 171; Schweiger 2 pt. 1, 11.   Ref: 54376  show full image..
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Aquinas, Thomas, Saint: (Nicolai, Jean; Drioux, Claude Joseph; Billuart, Charles Ren?; Sylvius, Franciscus, eds.:) Summa Theologica Diligenter Emendata Nicolai, Sylvii, Billuart Et C.J. Drioux Notis Ornata. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Bloud et Barral, [1890]. 16th edition. 8 vols. 8vo., pp. [vi], xviii, 578; [iv], 635, [i]; [iv], 608; [iv], 660; [iv], 659, [i]; [iv], xxvi, 639, [i]; [iv], 735, [i]; [iv], 180, cccclxxviii. Vignette of St Thomas Aquinas and his books to each title. Occasional MS lines, dashed to margins etc. Toned, vol.8 creased at fore-edge pp.81-100. Half vellum, two red morocco labels to each spine (title and small 'Parisiis' label at tail), red cloth boards, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines a little darkened, some labels chipped, '230' in modern ink to each vol., occasional marks to boards. Vols.3-5 with some watery staining to boards, the cloth lifting a little on vol.4. Still a very good set. Tiny Blackwell's label to front pastedown vol. I; ink stamp to plain endpaper of each vol. Maynard Smith and Outram Smith Library; MS inscription of Maynard Smith dated Dec. 27th '97 to plain endpaper vols. 1-4 and 7-8. Nocolai (b.1594), a French Dominican theologian, joined the Dominican Order at sixteen, and spent the the majority of his life studying the works of Thomas Aquinas.   Ref: 54427  show full image..
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Armstrong, Elizabeth: Ronsard and the Age of Gold. Cambridge at the University Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 213 + plates. Hardback: light brown cloth with spine gilt-titled on dark green label. Top edge green, a little dusting to each edge. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, a few words of flap-blurb made faint by removal of price-sticker, light creasing to edges. Still, a very good copy.   Ref: 53568 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: Historia Romana Breviarum cum Schotti, Machanei, Vineti, Lipsii, Casauboni, Gruteri &c. integris notis. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] & Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Danielem, Abrahamum & Adrianum ? Gaesbee 1670. 2 vols. in one, 8vo., pp. 341, [vii], 132, [viii]. Additional engraved title-page by R. de Hooghe, woodcut printer's device to title-page, small illustrations (mainly coins) in the text. De vita et moribus [?] with its own title-page. Occasional light foxing and toning, first few leaves brittle at fore-edge with a few small chips, short closed tear to fore-edge margin N3 not affecting text. Vellum school prize binding, gilt borders and centrepiece with arms of Leiden to each board, edges sprinkled red. Vellum quite browned, small split in centre of upper joint, ties lost, very good. Bound probably as issued with: De vita et moribus imperatorum Romanorum. Lugd. Batav.: Apud Gaasbequios, 1669. Schweiger II, 1136; Spoelder 628 (Leid. 5).   Ref: 54546  show full image..
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Arntzenius, J., ed.:) Historia Romana, cum notis integris Dominici Machanei, Eliae Vineti, Andreae Schotti, Jani Gruteri, nec non exerptis Frid. Sylburgii & Annae Fabri filiae / curante Joanne Arntzenio [?]. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio Waesbergios. Trajecti Batav. [Utrecht]: apud Jacobum a Pools 1733. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 668, [cxxxiv] (including one full-page engraving) + additional engraved title-page. 4R4 omitted but text continous, as usual. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, illustrations (mostly numismatic) and a few decorations. Occasional light foxing, light toning, change in paper quality from p.201 onwards resulting in more toning (as has been the case in all copies of this book that have passed through our hands). Vellum school prize binding with certificate bound in. Raised bands, title inked to 2nd compartment, gilt border and centrepiece of The Hague to each board, edges sprinkled red and blue. Vellum a bit greyed, a few scuffs to spine, some foxing-like marks, very good. With printed prize dated 1 March 1824 from The Gymnasium Haganum bound in. Awarded to Rudolph Conrad Gerard Ontijd, the certificate has five signatures including that of Dr Johannes Kappeyne Van de Copello (headmaster, 1816-1833). The text is a new recension by Arntzenius, based on the work of Schott. Dibdin includes this edition on his list of best quarto variora, and notes: 'It is certainly an elaborate performance [...] the edition is indispensable to the collector's library'. Dibdin (4th edn.) I, 343; Graesse VII, 299; Schweiger II, 1136; Spoelder 580 (s'Gravenhage).   Ref: 54545  show full image..
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Arntzenius, J., ed.:) Historia Romana, cum notis integris Dominici Machanei, Eliae Vineti, Andreae Schotti, Jani Gruteri, nec non exerptis Frid. Sylburgii & Annae Fabri filiae / curante Joanne Arntzenio [?]. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio Waesbergios. Trajecti Batav. [Utrecht]: apud Jacobum a Pools 1733. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 668, [cxxxiv] (including one full-page engraving) + additional engraved title-page. 4R4 omitted but text contiunous, as usual. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, illustrations (mostly numismatic) and a few decorations. Occasional light foxing, head margin a little toned at very top edge, change in paper quality from p.201 onwards resulting in toning (as has been the case in all copies of this book that have passed through our hands), mark (wax?) to 4A1. Vellum school prize binding with gilt arms of Arnhem to each board, later red morroco title label to spine, a few smudges and marks to vellum, ties lost, very good. Bookplate of Em. Dubus to front pastedown. The text is a new recension by Arntzenius, based on the work of Schott. Dibdin includes this edition on his list of best quarto variora, and notes: 'It is certainly an elaborate performance [...] the edition is indispensable to the collector's library.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 343; Schweiger II 1136; Graesse VII, 299; Spoelder 506 (Arnhem 2)).   Ref: 54544  show full image..
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Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: (Fleury, Julien, ed,; Souchay, Jean Baptiste, ed.:) Opera [?]. Parisiis: typis Jacobi Guerin, ad Ripam Augustinianorum, 1730. Delphin edition. 2 vols. bound as 1. 4to., pp.[iii], iv-lxvii, [i], 432; [iii], 434-684, [ii], 16, [clii] + 2 plates (engraved title-page by Mathey and 1 further numismatic plate opposite p.667). "Obscoena e textu Ausoniano resecta" and indices at rear. Very clean internally. Later (c.1800) tan sheep neatly rebacked, marbled edges and endpapers. Corners a little worn but a very good copy indeed. Blind embossed coat of arms to each board, of John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1831) with the motto 'Finem Respice'. Bligh was a British peer and noted amateur cricketer. According to Brunet, a highly regarded edition. Schweiger I, 22; Moss I, 216 and Brunet I, 574   Ref: 52049  show full image..
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[Autores Rei Venaticae] Vliet, Jan van: Autores rei venaticae antiqui cum commentarijs Jani Vlitii; ad Christinam Augustam. Lugd. Bat. [Leiden]: apud Elsevirios, 1653 12mo., pp.[xxiv], 491, [xxiii], 48. Elaborate engraved title-page, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials. Usual errors in pagination. Small intermittent damp-stain to head margin, 11* with closed tear to bottom corner not affecting text. Contemporary brown calf, raised bands, red morocco gilt title label to spine, blind-tooled borders, edges sprinkled red. Headcap worn, joints rubbed, a few small chips and scratches, endpapers lifted and a little toned around the edges but still very good indeed. First published in 1645 as Venatio Novantiqua, this volume of poems on the subject of hunting was the first publication of the Dutch philologist and great friend of Junius, Jan Van Vliet (1622-1666). Contains contributions from Faliscus Gratius, Nemesianus and Calpurnius Siculus. Willems 719; Rahir 716.   Ref: 54542  show full image..
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